An Awfully Big Adventure
An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

This intense drama provides an unsentimental look into how the hopes and dreams of star-struck youths are sullied by the selfishness of the adults around them. The story is set in 1947 Liverpool where a small theater troupe, managed by… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 21, 1995
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2005
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Ryan Gilbey
Independent on Sunday

The most startling thing here is Hugh Grant as a De Sade in luvvy's clothing. Grant embroiders him with impeccable details, while writer Charles Wood, adapting Beryl Bainbridge's novel, conveys the basics with admirable economy.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Strange compelling film with strong performances

Emanuel Levy

Star Hugh Grant and director Mike Newell reteam in this bitter-sweet backstage melodrama, set in Liverpool after WWII; it's a disasppointing follow-up to their smash comedy hit Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Wow, is this depressing.

Christopher Null

Newell at his nastiest

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Alan Rickman was the reason I saw this movie, and he's great in it, but that's not the only reason it's good. The story is realistic, dramatic,… More
Marion Ravenwood
There isn't anything really terrible about his film is a well done and I liked the protagonist. I watched the film because of Rickman and I wasn't… More